Re: [Harp-L] Speaking of amp stands...

Hi all,
I can't say enough about this amp stand, with the optional mic boom. Also  
packs nicely.
And I also agree, that the sound is improved once the amp is off the  
floor.  The highs and lows seem to surround the amp, so to speak. I  just notice 
an improved sound, hard to explain.
Chris Mastakas

In a message dated 1/29/2011 7:51:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
hvyj@xxxxxxx writes:


I did this to my RI Princeton Reverb with a set of 14" tilt  back legs  
because i like how the tone opens up on the PRRI when it'  s tilted  
back. And i don't like carrying around an amp  stand.

Besides the tilt back legs you will need a set of Fender metal  amp  
corners and a set of Fender Sphinx Glides, both of which  are  
available through Musicians Friend (and elsewhere) for a  relatively  
low price.

You need the corners to protect the  cabinet since the rear bottom  
corners of the amp will rest on the  floor supporting the weight of  
the amp when the amp is tilted  back.  All Fender amps with tilt back  
legs have metal amp  corners. Metal amp corners are not a bad idea  

When  you put the corners on, you have to take the little metal "feet"  
off  the bottom of the amp or else the corners won't fit.  The feet   
are just round metal tabs that have sharp jagged prong shaped edges   
that dig into the bottom of the cabinet to hold them on. Pry them  off  
in order to put the amp corners on.  Replace these   "feet" with  
Fender Sphinx glides that are slightly larger, nicer  feet that attach  
to the bottom of the amp with a screw that fits  perfectly through the  
bottom screw hole on the Fender metal amp  corner so that the same  
screw attaches the Sphinx Glide and the  bottom of the amp corner to  
the cabinet and also serves to align the  Sphinx Glides into proper  

It's important to measure  carefully when you attach the tilt back  
legs to the amp  cabinet.  I used my Fender Super Reverb Reissue for  
comparison  to get the proper positioning.  Actually, i had a friend  
of  mine who is a finish carpenter do it. Properly positioning the   
mounting screws for the legs and the "stops" is very  important.

Done properly, I think it's a great mod that favorably  affects the  
tone of the amp more than one might think.

Hope  this helps.


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